Review: Understood by Maya Banks (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted January 15th, 2011 by in Uncategorized / 1 comment

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From Goodreads:  When she breaks free from the bondage of her past, he’ll be waiting.

Jake Turner committed the ultimate mistake of falling in love with his best friend’s wife. The distance he puts between them costs both him and Ellie Matthews dearly. Jake will never forgive himself for not seeing what a bastard his friend was. Now that Ellie is free from her nightmare, Jake waits, needing and wanting. He’ll be there when Ellie is ready to spread her wings.

Bought from Amazon
*adult only title*

How was the Sexy: The heat between Jake and Ellie was smoldering yet tender and sweet. Due to the nature of the backstory the “bedroom” scenes were almost like a discovery time for Ellie and Maya did an excellent job of making them hot/steamy/exciting.

How was the Story: The story was excellent though a little heartbreaking. The blend of the hotness and the story was done in a really good way that you got the right amount of both.

Complaints: There was a section that had to do with the ex that wasn’t very believable to me: The Apology. I don’t think it distracted from the Jake/Ellie story very much though.

Why I Gave it a 3.5: This was a really steamy quick read with a good story to boot!

Who would I recommend it too: Erotic Romance Readers

Author Website: http://www.mayabanks.com/

Other books in this series:
Understood
Overheard
Undenied

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